Harman not under investigation


WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Rep. Jane Harman has been told she is not under investigation by the Justice Department.

Harman (D-Calif.) has released a letter her lawyer received from the department earlier this month stating that Harman "is neither a subject nor a target of an ongoing investigation by the Criminal Division."

News reports in April revealed that a conversation in which she allegedly agreed to intervene on behalf of two AIPAC staffers charged with passing classified information had been wiretapped by the government.

Harman denied the allegations and asked that the Justice Department release any tapes it had of her conversations.The government case against the AIPAC staffers was dropped shortly after the reports of the Harman wiretap.

"Earlier this year, I was the subject of media reports concerning transcripts of alleged government wiretaps," Harman said in a statement that accompanied the letter. "To date, there has been no official confirmation that such transcripts exist or are accurate, and I have written to Attorney General Holder asking for full disclosure."

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